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Les quatre heures de la toilette des dames, poëme érotique en quatre chants

Illustrated by Pierre-Thomas LeClerc (French, about 1740–after 1799), Engraved by J. Arrivet (French, 18th century), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 376-377


Overall: 23.2 x 17.3 x 1.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine [of ten] etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Philippe-Denys Pierres, for Jean-François Bastien, 1779) Octavo; 45 [of 48] leaves, plus five plates; modern gilt-stamped half red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Philippe-Denys Pierres, for Jean-François Bastien, 1779


Alfred Piet (bookplate); acquired in 1905 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent